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It’s been a couple of days since Resurrection Sunday (Easter to some) and I’m finally in a place where I can write this post without getting teary~eyed…

On Sunday morning, I woke up and checked up on all my people like I normally do.  I sent out “Happy Resurrection Sunday” messages to a few friends and family and then went on about my day.  Later that afternoon, I checked a couple of my usual online haunts (Facebook, Friendfeed and Twitter) to see what people were up to and was shocked at the level of meanness that people were showing towards those who observe Easter/Resurrection Sunday.  Out of respect and love for my Lord and Savior, I will not repost any of the comments, nor will I link to them, but suffice it to say, some of the comments were pretty nasty.

I realize that not everyone observes the religious aspects of Easter/Resurrection Sunday but I do expect a certain amount of respect for those who do.  I don’t know if I was just being hyper~sensitive that day but it seemed like every TV show and movie was questioning the existence of God over something trivial, so to log on to Facebook, Twitter and Friendfeed and see similar comments or derogatory statements from people I consider to be friends just stung.

In the end, I unplugged for the day and chose to focus on things I could control.  I’m not the type of person who shoves my religious beliefs down the throats of others.  I believe in Jesus and I have accepted Him as my personal Lord and Savior (my statement of faith is even posted on the left sidebar), if you have questions, you can ask me.  I do post things related to my faith on my blog, so my religious beliefs are not a secret nor do I want them to be.

I’m not naive enough to believe that everyone has reverence for that day but I guess I just thought people had a bit more, I don’t know, respect…

What do you do when friends or family belittle your religious beliefs?  Do you call them on the carpet?  Or do you just let it go?